England, Midlands & East: delegated decisions October 2021

England, Midlands & East: delegated decisions October 2021

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to the Head of Investment, England, Midlands & East in October 2021.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

22 October 2021

PRAVĀS – Gujarati Migration and the Black Country 1950–1990

Applicant: Jaivant Patel Dance CIC

Project description: This project, based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, aims to capture the migration experiences of first and second generation Gujaratis who have migrated from India and East Africa, and settled in the Black Country.

Grant Request: £50,533 (90%)

Decision: Award Grant £50,533 (90%)

Bringing Architectural & Village History to Life

Applicant: The PCC of St James Aslackby

Project description: Repair the roof and guttering of St James' Church, Aslackby, in addition to digitising Church records and running engagement activities for local groups.

Grant Request: £208,524 (83%)

Decision: Award Grant £208,524 (83%)

Kashmiri Voices

Applicant: 1020 Media CIC

Project description: Record Kashmiri people's traditions, capture memories and stories of immigration from Mirpur and Kashmir. Also, the experiences of second generation migrants living in Birmingham suburbs Small Heath, Sparkbrook, Sparkhill, Handsworth, Alum Rock, Aston, Tyseley and Hall Green.

Grant Request: £91,670 (100%)

Decision: Reject

Small vital repairs to protect medieval wall paintings

Applicant: St.Andrew church

Project description: To carry out works in order to better preserve the church's nationally important 14th-century wall paintings.

Grant Request: £5,615 (21%)

Decision: Reject

Lets Not Forget

Applicant: Mary Seacole Housing Association Limited

Project description: To research the history of two Jamaican-British women from a century apart – Mary Seacole, known for her work during the Crimean War, and Desline Stewart, founder of Luton's Mary Seacole Housing Association (MSHA) – in order to compare and celebrate their lives.

Grant Request: £97,200 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £97,200 (100%)

Diwali Tree

Applicant: Peepul Centre

Project description: Put on a theatre production in Leicester to celebrate Diwali, record and produce a digital version of the child-friendly play to distribute more widely.

Grant Request: £10,000 (100%)

Decision: Reject

The Adventurers in the Fens

Applicant: WORD GARDEN

Project description: Transcribe in full The Proceedings (1648–1656) archive, held by Cambridgeshire Archives and deliver online events, podcasts and school activities.

Grant Request: £9,975 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £9,975 (100%)

Steaming Back to Kirkby: Memories of Kirkby-in-Ashfield Loco Shed and Sidings 1903–1970.

Applicant: Mine2Minds Education

Project description: To take place in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, and collect and present the history of the Kirkby Loco Shed and Sidings and associated colliery, important sites in the industrial history of the town from 1903 to 1970.

Grant Request: £9,018 (90%)

Decision: Award Grant £9,018 (90%)

The Deep History Coast and Dinosaurs!

Applicant: The Nest Community Art CIC

Project description: Explore the palaeontology of Norfolk by delivering a series of workshops and art activities for local schools, and create a trail of decorated T-Rex sculptures.

Grant Request: £25,750 (100%)

Decision: Reject

Restoration of the Grave of William & Alma Smith

Applicant: PCC of Wangford

Project description: To restore the Grave of William and Alma Smith, who were teachers at the local school. The grave is considered to be of local and national interest due to the Smiths' pioneering of school meals at state schools and their subsequent tragic death c. 1915.

Grant Request: £3,448 (92%)

Decision: Reject

Corby Pole Fair 2022

Applicant: Groundwork Northamptonshire

Project description: Tell the story of the Pole Fair in Corby from its Viking connections through to the present day using workshops, the fair itself, permanent interpretation and film.

Grant Request: £158,178 (83%)

Decision: Award Grant £158,178 (83%)

A historic wartime fresco as centrepiece to a heritage project for learning, conservation and wellbeing

Applicant: St Mary's Broomfield PCC

Project description: Undertake repairs to the tower of St Mary's Church, conserve a mid-20th-century true fresco wall painting and involve the community in activities to learn about the heritage of the building and life in Broomfield during wartime.

Grant Request: £135,721 (66%)

Decision: Award Grant £135,721 (66%)

The Time is Now

Applicant: Worcester Environmental Group

Project description: Build and publish a mobile and PC app offering guides and remote experiences for new interactive nature trails around five public wildlife sanctuaries in Worcester.

Grant Request: £9,850 (100%)

Decision: Reject

Hidden Herefordshire

Applicant: Rural Media

Project description: This pilot project will collaborate with heritage organisations to create digital outputs to change the way their interpretation is delivered online and on sites of lesser known heritage. The pilot will test the viability of a larger version of this project in the future.

Grant Request: £208,403 (100%)

Decision: Reject

Creating a sustainable future for W.W. Winter

Applicant: W W Winters Collections Trust

Project description: Explore options to safeguard the W. W. Winter photography studio and collection. 

Grant Request: £23,400 (89%)

Decision: Award Grant £23,400 (89%)

Grant Increase Application – Heritage Grants

Restoring and improving the Electric Palace Cinema Harwich

Applicant: Harwich Electric Palace Trust

Decision: Award Grant Increase of £137,300 to make a total grant of £1,033,900 59%